Digital Photo Academy

Digital Photo Academy

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(121 Reviews)

The school began with the idea of a nationwide workshop series dedicated to promoting the culture of digital photography.The workshops would be taught by talented and accredited professional photographers who live in the cities where they teach. The classes would be small, and the students would be grouped according to skill level so that nobody would feel bored or intimidated.

Richard Rabinowitz and his company R2Rainmaker, which has been working with the world's most accomplished photographers for the last 25 years, started by finding talented professional photographers to teach in each city. A long and rigorous selection process led to signing up 48 accomplished shooters from 26 cities around the country. During intensive meetings and many friendly meals, we hashed out the curriculum for each skill level, developed detailed ideas for outdoor shoots involving students in the advanced workshops, and decided on the equipment required to enhance their skills at post-capture image manipulation. We knew that if we wanted to build long-term photo communities, the tips and techniques had to be helpful to people who owned all different cameras, no matter who manufactured them.

On April 23rd, 2007, our instructors from around the country traveled to DPA headquarters to launch the school. During a four hour photo-shoot designed to express our collective joy in digital photography, the instructors captured hundreds of beautiful images of flowers, ponds, waterfalls, and the inimitable inhabitants of the big apple, which comprise much of the photos on the the school homepage. Shortly thereafter, all the instructors return to their cities, and began running classes throughout the country.

All of the DPA instructors have brought their cameras back to their cities, to assist in teaching the DPA workshops hands on. You can bring any make or model of digital camera manufacturer to your workshop, as our instructors have knowledge and experience with all different kinds of cameras.

Reviews of Digital Photo Academy

(121 Reviews)
All Day Private Digital Photography (Seattle)

11/29/2022
Emily J.

Attended: All Day Private Digital Photography (Seattle)


Steve was a phenomenal resource and Richard went the extra mile to make everything was super smooth and taken care of. Perfect! Thanks!

Digital Photography Live In-the-Field @ LA Arboretum

10/24/2022
Kelly N

Attended: Digital Photography Live In-the-Field @ LA Arboretum


I purchased the Digital Photography Live-In-The-Field at the L.A. Arboretum course for my father for his birthday. He loved it! Mom had just bought him a high-end mirrorless camera, which was above his skill level since he had really only used a point-and-shoot in the past. So, to get him comfortable with his new camera in the field, I thought this course would be a good fit. Dad really enjoyed it and captured some beautiful nature shots and has since created some treasured family photo memories for us since taking this course. The instructor was very approachable, took his time with the students, and facilitated a fun and educational experience. Dad said he would definitely take this or a similar photography class from Coursehorse again, and I look forward to joining him next time, as I also am an amateur photog. This experience makes for a terrific gift. My parents are in their '70s, so I am finding that they value experiences over material items at this age. Therefore, classes from Coursehorse represent the perfect gift for them.

Master Your Digital Camera Controls (San Diego)

10/23/2022
iris h.

Attended: Master Your Digital Camera Controls (San Diego)


Definitely it was amazing. I highly recommended. The instructor was thrilled. We took very good photos. I did nit have any knowledge of photography. After the amazing class, I was a pro and was taking photos that catch the eye with the rule of thirds, asymmetrical and leading lines. It was a great class. Thank you Mr. Miller for the amazing class.

Digital Photography Live In-the-Field @ Big Shoulders

10/10/2022
Adithyan S.

Attended: Digital Photography Live In-the-Field @ Big Shoulders


I was really uninspired with photography bit after this class I've found a new perspective and am excited to shoot again

Master Your Digital Camera Controls (New York)

9/18/2022
Anonymous

Attended: Master Your Digital Camera Controls (New York)


Very detailed and better than I ever imagined

Master Your Digital Camera Controls (Los Angeles)

9/15/2022
Vicki P.

Attended: Master Your Digital Camera Controls (Los Angeles)


The class was worth my time. The setting (Griffith Park Observatory) was perfect for instruction. The instructor was knowledgeable and helped me to understand how to make the most of the limited options available on my digital camera. I would recommend the course.

All Day Private Digital Photography (New York)

9/12/2022
annisa c.

Attended: All Day Private Digital Photography (New York)


Richard and Alina were both amazing at getting to know me and understanding my goals. Richard was so great in keeping in contact with me to make sure he understood my passions and ensure I got exactly what I needed out of this class. I learned so much from Alina, she is awesome! She really takes the time to share her knowledgeable and taught me such helpful tips. She really guided me and photography.

Half Day Private Digital Photography (Chicago)

7/7/2022
Greta H.

Attended: Half Day Private Digital Photography (Chicago)


Great teacher! Great info! I really benefitted from this private course!

All Day Private Digital Photography (Denver)

6/8/2022
Lori B.

Attended: All Day Private Digital Photography (Denver)


I had a 6 hour class located at Red Rocks and Mark was awesome! He was very professional and knowledgeable. He explained everything in a way a new photography student could understand and he was so passionate about it! I learned so much and have been using my camera to practice almost everyday since.

Digital Photography Live In-the-Field @ Millennium Park

5/14/2022
Randy N.

Attended: Digital Photography Live In-the-Field @ Millennium Park


The instructor was great and I appreciated the handouts with examples. That helped my understanding of the concepts.

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Upcoming Classes at Digital Photo Academy

All Day Private Digital Photography (San Francisco)
All Day Private Digital Photography (San Francisco)
Next start date:

Saturday Dec 10th, 10am - 4pm Pacific Time

Master Your Digital Camera Controls (San Francisco)
Master Your Digital Camera Controls (San Francisco)
Next start date:

Saturday Dec 17th, 10am - 11:30am Pacific Time

Digital Photography Live In-the-Field@Fisherman's Wharf
Digital Photography Live [email protected]'s Wharf
Next start date:

Saturday Dec 17th, 11:30am - 2:30pm Pacific Time

Half Day Private Digital Photography (San Francisco)
Half Day Private Digital Photography (San Francisco)
Next start date:

Saturday Dec 10th, 10am - 1pm Pacific Time

Digital Photography Live In-the-Field @ Chinatown SF
Digital Photography Live In-the-Field @ Chinatown SF
Next start date:

Saturday Jan 28th, 11am - 2pm Pacific Time

Digital Photography Live In-the-Field @ Golden Gate
Digital Photography Live In-the-Field @ Golden Gate
Next start date:

Saturday Feb 25th, 11am - 2pm Pacific Time

Digital Photography Live In-the-Field @ Ferry Bldg
Digital Photography Live In-the-Field @ Ferry Bldg
Next start date:

Saturday Mar 25th, 11am - 2pm Pacific Time

Digital Photography Live In-the-Field @ de Young Museum
Digital Photography Live In-the-Field @ de Young Museum
Next start date:

Saturday Apr 29th, 11am - 2pm Pacific Time

Teachers at Digital Photo Academy

6 DPA Instructors Adam Stoltman Alina Oswald Ann Rosen Armond Scavo Aryeh Schwartz Brian Diescher Charlie Turner Christine Nimitz D Brown Dan Jahn Dan Komoda Dawn Bowery Dimitrios Papanikos Donald Peters Donovan Marks Ellen Yeiser Elton Saulsberry Emma McDonald Frank Siteman Hans Gutknecht Jason Oh Jeffrey Fong Jennifer Olsen Jeromy Robert Jerry Downs Jill Enfield Jim Caldwell Jim Caldwell John Reuter Johnny Milano Josh Anon Kat Kiernan Kathy Tarantola Ken Ross Mark Osler Marla Mossman Martin Miller Marv Sloben Matt Lit Michael Pecorino Michael Baker Patricia Bean Patrick Peter Thoeny Rick Gerrity Robert Stevens Ronald Leon Hale Sai Sivanesan Scott Crawford Sonia Sophia Mariano Stan Kaady Stan Kaady Stephen Digges Steve Dunwell Steven Greaves Sylvia Stagg-Giuliano Victor Campano Walt Calahan Whitney Browne William Morton Zoe Strauss
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